Wokingham Gala group photo
As the nights are getting longer and the end of the season approaches, we have enjoyed another action packed month. So many of our swimmers have achieved excellent performances as their hard work in training is being rewarded with a host of personal bests (PBs) and podium places.
The two significant events in March were our home Cranleigh Open Meet (in honour of Mavis Godfrey) and the Bracknell and Wokingham Gala.
The Mavis Godfrey Cranleigh Open Meet saw a stunning 99 PBs, including a club record in the 200 Back for Lana Howells-Davies. Over 30 swimmers achieved a top 3 finish, with several swimmers winning multiple medals. Most notably, Harry Hastie with 4 golds and 2 silvers, Emily Cook with 4 golds, Martha Horstead with 6 medals and Annabella Murenu with 4 golds (I am sure I have missed many other amazing performances – huge congratulations to the other circa 26 Cranleigh swimmers who achieved medals!)
At the Bracknell and Wokingham Gala, the club achieved a further 65 PBs and a truly amazing 3 club records. Many congratulations to Hollie Ellis (100 free), Connie Emmett (50 free) and Maddie Markell (100 free).
Outside of the competitive galas, some of our swimmers enjoyed an amazing experience being trained by former Olympians Katie Sexton and Mark Foster – what an incredible opportunity and one that will live long in the memories of our members.
As ever, if you are interested in joining Cranleigh Amateur Swimming Club, visit our website: www.cranleighsc.org